Charlotte – Bishop Grosseteste

Charlotte Wright
Charlotte Wright, 18

Charlotte was keen to study Primary Education with QTS at university. The course offered by Bishop Grosseteste University helped to point her in the right direction.

What research did you carry out to help you choose which universities to apply to?

I went to many open days and UCAS fairs as well as ordering prospectuses online from universities that offered the course I wanted to study.

Where did you go for help and support throughout the application process?

My sixth form were very helpful with the application process and also with helping me prepare for interviews. BGU were also very helpful and would reply to any questions I had quickly.

Which factors made you finally settle on your chosen course and university?

I chose BGU because the campus is small and quite homely. The communication they had with me before I got accepted was also really nice, and made me feel like I was already part of the university. The course I chose was always going to be the one I pursued because of my career ambitions, and the BGU course was the most appropriate course to achieve these ambitions.

Did you go to an open day?

Yes, everyone there was really helpful and positive which made me feel very welcome.

Did you find a place to live easily?

Yes, the accommodation team are extremely helpful, and they can help if you’re struggling to find somewhere to live in your second and third years too.

How has your time at university been? Has it delivered what you were looking for and are you happy?

My time at university has been amazing, the course is so much fun and all the staff are really friendly. At first I was a bit apprehensive but after a week of being here, it felt like home.

How has the university supported or changed your career ambitions?

BGU has supported my career ambitions by treating me like a professional and taking me seriously as an equal rather than a student.

What advice would you give to others who are starting to go through the same process?

My advice would be to go to lots of open days for all the places you are interested in studying at. It is the only way that you will be able to tell if you feel like you belong there. Websites, recommendations and prospectuses can help but they never truly give you a feel for what the place is really like, and whether or not you’d be happy there.